Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner)

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."
—John Brunner

THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and

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"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."
—John Brunner

THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans.

Emigrées to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.

Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

"[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."
—Paul Williams, Rolling Stone

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345404473
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
29,684
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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